Americanist Speaker Series presents: Claudia Milian

Please join us for the next UNC-Duke Americanist Speaker Series event!

 

 The Americanist Speaker Series presents: Claudia Milian

(Duke University)

 

Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX 

 

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.

 

2605 McDowell Road
Durham, NC
At the home of Priscilla Wald & Joseph Donahue

 

Refreshments provided!

 

 

This talk is a conceptual exploration of the extant materialization and far-reaching circulation of the “LatinX” category, delving into the instability of the “Latin” and “X” matter. Tracking the comings and goings of LatinX, the presentation attempts to feel the pulse on the open X-ness of it all, paired with the revelations, occlusions, and motley connections that are happening with this new signifier. The discussion theorizes the X in the context of Latinas and Latinos, asking what the X is signifyingwhat it is inhabitingwhat it is entrusted to tell (or not); what it is replacing or supplementing; and what its investments arealongside its dissonances and gestures.

 

Claudia Milian is Associate Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University and the author of Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino/a Studies (University of Georgia Press, 2013). 

 

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Organized by Sean DiLeonardi, Katya Gorecki, Benjamin Murphy, and Nora Nunn. 

Contact bmurphy2@live.unc.edu or nin3@duke.edu for more information.

When: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Where: 
2605 McDowell Road Durham, NC At the home of Priscilla Wald & Joseph Donahue
Event contact information: 
Contact bmurphy2@live.unc.edu or nin3@duke.edu for more information.
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